Seth Wenig—AP
January 31, 2015 11:58 AM EST

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation after two planes nearly collided during a JetBlue flight from Orlando to Westchester County Airport in New York last week.

According to the Lower Hudson Valley-based Journal News, air traffic controllers told the pilot aboard JetBlue Airways Flight 94 that another smaller plane was about two miles away, the FAA said in a statement.

After receiving word, the JetBlue pilot then adjusted the flight path and landed, the airline said in a separate statement. The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 25.

One passenger on board, Megan Sikorski, told WABC-TV that she could see the other plane approaching through her window, when she buried herself in her mother’s lap grabbed onto the other passenger sitting next to her. “Our plane went up, and you could hear the whoosh of the other airplane underneath us,” she said.

Both planes landed safely, the FAA said.

[USA Today]


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